Holiday Declutter Progress Week Three

I have decluttered very little in the last week. Work has been extraordinarily stressful. By the time I get home in the evening, I am completely exhausted. I basically have dinner and go to bed. Technically, at this point, the “streak” part of my Holiday Declutter Streak has fizzled out. However, as we head into…

Nothing Much

The answer to the question, “What have you been up to lately?” is “Nothing much”. As I mentioned in my last post, work has been more demanding lately, leaving me fairly exhausted at the end of the week. Usually, I head into the weekend with a list of things that I want to accomplish. But…

Decluttering Tips

For today, I have a few decluttering tips, courtesy of Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist. The original post is here. start with the easy stuff set small goals give everything a home give yourself permission to let go deal with clutter hotspots declutter daily be a good gatekeeper I am going to be looking at…

Bramble Berry Honey Melt and Pour Soap Review

You may remember that I recently started making my own soap. I was tired of all the plastic bottles that accompanied our hand-pump soaps and body washes. Between the cost of these soaps and the ridiculous amount of packaging, I was ready for a better alternative. I considered just using store-bought bar soap, but liked…

Valentines-y Goodness

This post was originally published February 13, 2015. Since my soap-making supplies arrived from Brambleberry earlier this week, I have been happily trying out soap recipes. I ordered a sample set of melt-and-pour soap bases, a sample kit of floral fragrances, three of Bramble Berry’s Colorblock colors, a heart-shaped silicone mold by Wilton, and a…